Watch Eric Church and Chris Janson Debut Their New Duet, “You, Me, & The River” Live

Chris Janson’s new album “All In” features a duet with Eric Church that the Chief wrote himself and pitched to Janson.

Janson shared with CMT that Church sent him the song at 3:45 am one day. “Now this is coming from a guy who knows that I write my own songs,” Janson says. “I’m thinking, ’Hmm, is he recording this? Is he asking my opinion? I was like, ’Maybe he’s pitching?’ Who knows?”

“I just said, ’You know what? I would record this. The song is pretty badass,” Janson says. “I was like, ’You wanna do a duet?’ He hit me back. ’I’m in.’ I was like, ’Oh my God, I can’t even believe it.’ I told (my wife), I guess I’m doing an Eric Church duet for the new album.”

The country singers recently played back-to-back shows at the Colorado-based country festival “Country Jam” and performed the song live together for the first time.

The pair also recorded a “pretty intense” music video for the song.  Janson tells CMT, “It’s like the show ’Ozark’ or something like that. It is very, very much in that vein of, ’Whoa.’”

“At the end of the day, this video was a blast to make – but it was creepy too, and that was fun in a whole new way!” he says. “It was real acting. And Eric Church is a trooper, man. He said, ’Throw a bunch of dirt on my face.’ So I covered my buddy up in dirt on a cold spring night. Like I said… creepy!”

Watch below.